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let's be the first to welcome you to thursday, january 26. i'm reggie aqui. >> we are so close to the we weekend. i'm natasha zouves. jessica castro enjoying the morning off. we're joined by alexis smith tracking the roads and meteorologist mike nicco bringing us a cold start to the day. >> yes, grab a coat. i have dialed down to street level, live doppler 7, that storm we talked about that was going to sideswipe us with some sprinkles this morning, wow, that was really too many s's. you can see around pacifica that's where we have it right now. let me zoom on out and you can see it trying to throw some towards half moon bay also. this is going to be around until about 9:00 and it will start fading just like the fog. 12-hour day planner shows a lot of sunshine, low to mid 50s through the afternoon hours but back to the 40s by 7:00. >> it is starting to improve if you're traveling through the
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novato area on state route 37. we have half of it back open. so if this is your route, i'm sure you know that this is just been underwater for about the last week. the eastbound side of the roadway is open between 101 and atherton. unfortunately, the westbound side, they have not been able to pump enough water out today, so chp will be there conducting traffic on atherton. i know that's gotten tough. here's a live look outside at golden gate. we'll check on the central skrally coming up. help could be on the way for a part of the bay area that is falling into the ocean. >> the army corps of engineers will start studying a long-term fix in pacifica. matt keller is live there this morning. >> reporter: good morning, natasha and reggie. i know it's dark right now but when you stand here during the day, you have a beautiful ocean view frommes pla nad avenue but now all you see are chain link fences. that's because there's a giant sinkhole down below on this path that leads you to the ocean. and right over here, you have an
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apartment complex that is surrounded by chain link fence because it's sitting so dangerously close to the cliff. yes, the ocean can be brutal but is there anything that can be done to stop this erosion? according to our media partner, the mercury news, the u.s. army corps of engineers will study long-term solutions to three areas here in pacifica that have been damaged by some powerful storms. that could lead to the federal government paying for much of the $6.2 million in repairs. those three areas are the pacifica pier, the seawall and here on esplanade avenue. it could take a year and a half to figure out if the federal government will take on those projects. reporting live in pacifica, matt keller, abc7 news. happening today, golden gate bridge officials could approve $2 million to pay chp during construction of the suicide net. according to sf gate, crews will be working at night. of course, there's limited space so they have to block off sidewalks and part of the road. and that means they need chp to
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manage the traffic impact. the $2 million would fund a projected 22,000 work hours for officers so heads up to anyone crossing the bridge at night. that project is expected to last a long time, up to four years. president trump's first week on the job is proving to be full of policy changes so far. he discusses a number of other changes still to come during his first interview as president, a one-on-one with abc's david muir. here's abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: today, president trump will come face to face with gop leaders who are hoping to tackle some of the issues the administration is moving so quickly on this first week in office. president trump heads to philadelphia to lay out his game plan to congressional republicans. gop leaders hoping to get on the same page with the new administration. at the department of homeland security, trump ordering construction of that border wall to start right away. in his first broadcast network interview post-inauguration,
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talks payment for that wall with abc's david muir. >> ultimately, it will come out of what's happening with mexico. we're going to be starting those negotiations relatively soon. and we will be in a form reimbursed by mexico. >> so they'll pay us back. >> absolutely. 100%. >> reporter: trump also doubling down on his unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud. >> 3 to 5 million illegal votes? >> we're going to find out. >> reporter: mr. trump is expected to sign another executive action today which would suspend immigration into the u.s. from some middle eastern countries. abc news and on that note, immigration advocates were chanting in front of san francisco city hall. president trump signed that executive order threatening to strip sanctuary cities of federal funding. san jose, oakland, berkeley, and of course san francisco all sanctuary cities. in fact, san francisco receives about $1 billion, a tenth of its
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budget, from the federal government. still, mayor ed lee is not backing down. >> i use the word streams of federal grants and we're not sure what that means because some of those grants are designed to carry out the stuff that we're obligated to do and if they don't want to fund it, i suppose they can defund us for that reason. >> mayor lee says it's too early to say how the city would make up for a possible shortfall. happening today, demonstrators are gathering in keystone and dakota access pipelines. president trump signed orders clearing the way for the projects to move forward. reversing what the obama administration did. we saw protests earlier this week across the country. tonight, organizers in san francisco plan on demonstrating outside san francisco's federal building holding signs and candles. overseas stock markets are going like gang busters this morning, grabbing some of that momentum from the dow breaking 20,000 for the firth time. yesterday, in fact, the dow opened over that number and
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never went below it as investors just kept buying. japan's nica is up nearly 2%. the dow's activity is an indication, according to analysts, of how excited investors are about the prospect of stimulus from president trump. the port of oakland is also jumping on the optimistic financial band wagon. officials there say they will begin building 750,000 square feet of warehouses this year. the extra space will allow more goods to come through the port as the demand from asia for agricultural products grows. expansion will also create more jobs as well as more room to get the items on and off ships and trains faster. construction should finish by next year. san francisco border supervisors president london breed may call for a hearing into muni's next bus meltdown. this is according to "the examiner." next bus is a system that tells riders when the next bus is going to arrive. it's been on the fritz for four. breed says the meltdown is shaking confidence in the public
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transit system. sf mfa's director of public transit has apologized for the problem and says the agency is working hard to fix it. i thought we'd expand upon those issues at our coast, high surf advisory until 3:00 tomorrow morning. those swells get up to 11 to 15 feet which means the breakers could get nearly 20 feet talking about. right now, we're tallest in bodega bay about 10, 7 in san francisco, 9 in half moon bay and monterey. take a look at some temperatures. coolest in san ramon right now. dublin, pleasanton, danville with 38, lafayette, livermore, 39, everybody else about 40 to 44 degrees. temperatures are a little bit lower just about everywhere. we've got hayward at 45, san francisco at 46, oakland 44, vallejo 45, santa rosa is one of the cool spots at 36 and napa at 38. so dress warmly if you're heading out there. nearly steady temperatures today, about 54 to 56 degrees,
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limited lift off tomorrow, 54 to about 60 and then we'll see warmer temperatures, 55 to about 62 santa rosa will keep climbing until we get to tuesday and wednesday. our next chances of rain. in fact, we put a storm impact scale, 1, light, on wednesday. we'll talk more about that coming up next. here's alexis. and we are looking pretty good at this point. we started off with an early collision just before you get to the bay bridge toll plaza on the westbound side of 80 but that was very minor and cleared very quickly. as you can see, we are wide open likely for the next 20 minutes or so and that's at 5:30 when we always have those metering lights flip on. quick check of drive times. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, 40 minutes for you, westbound 4 still in the green, and little stop and go traffic across 101, san rafael to san francisco. about 19 minutes. we'll see how mass transit looks coming up next. coming up, where changing tables will now be a lot easier
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to find. and actor shia le above is in trouble once again. it's 5:09 in the early a.m. you're with us and we appreciate it. it. a glowing bay bridge this
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welcome back. actor shia labeouf was booked for demeanor assault after pulling the scarf of a man outside of his live performance at an art museum in new york. shia labeouf left the precinct about 1:00 a.m. this morning.
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the actor has been chanting "he will not divide us" into a camera since the election. he intends to have the installation running 24 hours a day. police say shia labeouf scratched the face of no reason has been given for that altercation. the north bay's first passenger rail line in 60 years is expected to start service this spring and marin wants to make sure county workers have easy access to the new smart train. our media partner says the county is launching a free shuttle service so that will get county workers to and from their offices and the smart stations. board of supervisors approved spending on that plan. it's part of a 1 1/2 year pilot program. changing tables will now be required in both men's and women's restrooms in berkeley. the berkeley city council approved the requirement similar to the legislation signed last october by former president
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obama. that legislation requires all federal buildings open to the public to have diaper changing stations in men and women's restrooms. berkeley city manager still needs to determine how the requirement will be enforced. 80 aol workers based in san jose are losing their jobs. the company says the cuts are part of a restructuring plan intended to strengthen its mobile and video businesses. aol's layoffs follow job cuts at other companies going on here in the bay area, including 441 at oracle, 275 at alaska airlines, 264 at pg&e, 150 at theranos and 94 at google. california's expanding its brace and bolt program to help retrofit more homes and cities near dangerous earthquake fault lines. homeowners in daly city, san bruno, san mateo, and hayward may be eligible for up to $3,000 in seismic upgrades. eligibility depends on local geological hazards combined with
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your home's vulnerability. homeowners have benefitted from this program since its inception two years ago. >> it's really significant to us. we knew it was something we wanted to do and being able to do it basically for free was really valuable. >> program registration lasts through february 27 and you can go to abc7news.com for a link to sign up if you'd like to. you will also find a link to guidelines for stocking an earthquake survival kit and developing an emergency plan for your family. the palo alto based company announced its expanding the recall issue last june. that new recall affects 101,000 laptop batteries sold between march of 2013 and october of 2016 in the u.s., canada, and mexico, so those laptops include the hp pro book, the hp envy, pavilion, hp says the batteries could overheat and catch fire. i tweeted about this story yesterday and it is still an issue. in today's gma first look, a
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virginia zoo is searching for one of its animals that seemingly vanished. >> reporter: this morning's gma first look, call it a zoo break. a rare red panda missing from her enclosure in the virginia zoo. the fugitive? a 19-month-old named sunny. they were searching the grounds on wednesday with the help of the police department and volunteers. >> they're just really good at hiding, which is good for them but not so great for people trying to find them. >> reporter: it's not the first time a red panda has gotten loose from a zoo. in 2013, a 1-year-old named rusty made his own daring escape from the national zoo in washington, evading zoo officials for several hours. a possible motive? love or maybe just lust. zoo officials say it is mating season. >> there's really only one day of the year that they do breed. >> reporter: we'll have the latest on the search coming up live at 7:00 a.m. with your gma first look. abc news new york. it's going to be really hard
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for sunny to find a mate in virginia in the wild. >> also to hide. it's bright red. >> it is bright red. we hope he gets found. pepper the robot has landed a new job. it's at the oakland airport, stationed outside a restaurant in terminal 2. the robot's main job is as a restaurant host but pepper will also act as a robot guide. pepper's resume includes stores in san francisco. a big give away in mcdonald's, the restaurant handing out 10,000 bottles of its big mac sauce. mcdonald's made the announcement with this promotional video and people have been going wild about it. two bay area locations are taking part in the special sauce give away. the mcdonald's on union avenue in san jose and in san francisco, the mcdonald's on front street will also be handing out free bottles until they run out. >> is this a refrigerated sauce? >> it's ketchup and mayonnaise. is that what it is? >> we're going to look up the recipe. i'm sure it's credit but we'll
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guess. >> i'll be doing that during this weather hit. >> i'll be listening. >> what? well, let us know what's in it and natasha, here's a forecast. everybody else can listen in too if they'd like. we've got some thick fog, santa rosa, mile, half mile, petaluma, but it's seeping south more than it did yesterday. i've been looking at the cameras around san rafael and it's pretty thick there also. some tule fog developing in the central valley right now. light easterly wind at about 4 miles per hour. blue sky afternoon after starting off mostly cloudy this afternoon, temperatures below average, fewer clouds tonight but fog will develop in the same areas in an unsettled pattern, means we've got to grab the umbrella in the middle parts of next week. 56 today in oakland and san jose, palo alto, and screws santa cruz, the swarm spots. tonight, you can see some of the low to mid 30s inland, even some mid to upper 30s around san
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jose, fremont, palo alto, and san mateo, 40s around san rafael, richmond, oakland, san francisco and half moon bay. here's what's going to happen next week. wednesday it's a light system. rainfall smalts 1/4 to 3/4 inch. not expecting much damage or flooding. before we get to that, let's talk about some sunshine. how about it? and some warmer temperatures with 60 at the bay, saturday, reaching inland sunday and all the way to the coast our warmest day monday. alexis. good morning. and i do want to take you to niles canyon road. that's where we're just getting reports into chp about a new collision. i'm not sure which side of the roadway it originated from but it's past the quarry and the person who called in this collision to chp says he rolled his vehicle off the roadway into the creek, but it sounds like he made it out of the car okay, enough that he was able to call chp. so they do have crews on the way to the scene. as soon as i have some more information about that, i will let you know. but for now, niles canyon road is open there if you are coming from the sunol area. lso, mass transit looking great
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today. b.a.r.t., no delays, 40 trains in service, normal service today for san francisco bay ferry and no delays for ace rail this morning. we are starting to see a few delays out of the central valley. we'll check on that coming up next. i know you were really wondering, the mcdonald's special sauce is basically ketchup and mayo. billionaire innovator elon musk said he's had it be louisial.a.'s notoriously bad traffic and he wants to do something about it. he's ready to move ahead with a new idea to bore underground tunnels for traffic and of course he wants to call the company what? the boring company. musk says he wants to start drilling the tunnel near his office at space x in hawthorne a short distance from lax airport. musk says he plans to release more details about that planned route at a later date. the united states has been downgraded from a full to a flawed democracy in this year's democracy index. the ranking is put out annually
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by the economist intelligence unit in the uk. until now, the u.s. has been listed as a full democracy, but the growing lack of trust in government and the political process has downgraded that rating. the report says the trend predated the 2016 election and this week's actions by president trump had nothing to do with the new distinction. doesn't necessarily seem like the most romantic way to show your love on valentine's day but it's sewer an attention getter. the bronx zoo has kicked off its annual name a roach event. what's this music? this is disgusting to zoo goer they can name a madagascar hissing cop roa hissing cock roach in honor of a loved one. nothing says love like name ago roach. really? all proceeds go to wildlife conservation society. >> would you break up with a man if that was his gift? alexis says yes. >> that was a hard yes.
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>> alexis is correct. next, the seven things you need to know to start you day, including the number one item employees write off for work. also, tiger woods on the prowl on the links again. his return to professional golf today. on the prowl? and as we h and as we h here's a live loo
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it's 5:24 here are the seven things you need to know before you go. number one, president trump is in philadelphia this morning at the annual policy retreat for congressional republicans. they remain optimistic that they can all work together and are hoping to see a more focused president today. number two, sanctuary cities across california are vowing to stand firm. san francisco, oakland, and san jose are vowing to fight president trump's executive order to defund sanctuary cities. if they refuse to cooperate with immigration enforcement. number three, tracking one more system right along the coast is making it mostly cloudy
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for most of us this morning but you can see a few sprinkles along the coast. these are going to evaporate by 9:00 and then we'll have an extended period of dry weather through the weekend. so far, no major problems on the road this morning. slowest spot is going to be westbound 205 out of the central valley, down to 13 and 12 miles an hour as you head towards alts, that's up to about 45 minutes if you're traveling tracy to dublin. number five, just an awful shooting at a memorial in chicago. it left six people hurt, including a 12-year-old girl. this actually happened at a vigil for a murder victim last night. the mother of the person being remembered was among those hit. so far, no arrests. number six, facebook is changing its trending section algorithm to fight the spread of fake news. instead of pulling topics that surface from a single news report, facebook will now feature topics that have been covered by a number of media outlets. number seven, a sign of the times. uber is now the number one item employees write off on their
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expense reports. uber bumped starbucks out to that top spot with 6% of all transactions followed by, this is interesting, delta, american airlines, and amazon. well, he is back. still considered by many the greatest golfer of this generation is teeing off in just a few hours. tiger woods is playing in an official pga tour event for the first time in 17 months. he's at the beautiful to, orrey pines in southern california, san diego. woods has a lot of success there, or has, rather, with eight tour wins. that was just before a number of injuries, though, that derailed his career. even woods says he doesn't know what to expect. >> we all know i haven't played a full schedule in a very long time, so this is an unknown. one of the reasons why i'm playing four out of five is to get into the playing rhythm of playing competitive golf again. >> tiger will tee off at 10:40 this morning. okay. big screen tv, check. got the tasty food, check.
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beer, if you're over 21, check. >> all must haves for the super bowl, right? but if you plan on indulging in the latter of the three, you may want to grab a bag of tostitos and here's why. mothers against drunk drived teamed up to create a bag of chips that detects alcohol. it even provides an uber code for $10 discount. this bag will be released just in time for the big game. coming back with another full 90 minutes of news, including an all-time low for b.a.r.t. why riders are so unhappy with the system. plus two bay area school districts take a stand against president trump's education secretary nominee. why they want to block her appointment. and thousands of california college students could find out today if they're going to have to pay more for their to pay more for their educations.
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good morning to you. coming up on 5:30 in the a.m., thursday, january 26. i'm natasha zouves. >> i'm reggie aqui with meteorologist mike nicco and traffic reporter alexis smith. jessica is off doing something fun. so, we're holding down the fort. >> can't wait to hear about it when she comes back and see the pictures. absolutely. good morning, everybody. here's a look at a sprinkle, possibly a light shower, crest view drive, 280, millbrae avenue, right in millbrae, just to the west of san bruno. i don't think we're going to have delays from the rain, maybe the low clouds but we'll keep an eye on sfo and let you know on social media. sprinkles through about 9:00 and then we'll see sunshine break out by noon. we'll start off in the mid 30s to low 40s but low to mid 50s from noon and a whole lot of stars and chilly this evening,
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45 to 49. how about that commute? half good news here if you're going to be traveling through novato. they were able to get half of state route 37 back open, the eastbound side between 101 and atherton, the westbound side still closed and as you can see, we've got a little delay forming there. chp is on the scene helping with traffic control there for all those folks using atherton as that detour and they continue to pump that water off the roadway so hopefully later today, maybe tomorrow, we'll get the westbound side back open. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. those metering lights were just flipped on. update on that crash on niles canyon road, we'll talk about that next. we are looking into breaking news in sunnyvale where police set up a large perimeter overnight. this is near the lawrence excess rai. investigators were sifting through a lot of items as you can see on the ground. we are making calls or trying to find out from several agencies exactly what's going on here and we'll let you know as soon as we hear back. also tracking breaking news out of the south bay. this is the scene in san jose. this crash involving a critical
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care transport vehicle. witnesses say it rolled over several times on westbound highway 237 before it came to a rest on zanger road, the off ramp. it appears the driver is an emt. chp says that he called for help after the accident and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. no other passengers were in the car. all right, this morning, a tough new survey for b.a.r.t. it shows that the agency has its lowest rider approval pfr. >> so many people not happy about a bunch of things, including breakdowns, delays, and standing room only trains. elissa harrington live for us in the east bay this morning. >> reporter: more than 5,000 people were surveyed and it turns out there's a lot to complain about when riding b.a.r.t. one of the biggest issues, the lack of seats on the b.a.r.t. trains. ridership is way up, which means that riders are packed like sardines on trains during commute times. those surveyed were also unhappy the noise level. that was actually the sharpest
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decline. and also the reliability of elevators, which have been plagued with all sorts of issues, some of them are still out of service today. i spoke with one rider at the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station. >> yes, i am satisfied. but i think so is the company made some plan for a better service, it's very, very important for the customer. >> reporter: that man's main issue, when trains are delayed since he relies on b.a.r.t. to get him to work on time every day. there is some relief on the way at $3.5 billion bond measure was passed by voters to make some improvements, and the agency is rolling out new train cars later on this year. reporting live at the pleasant hill b.a.r.t. station, elissa harrington, abc7 news. and if you would like to see the b.a.r.t. survey for yourself, we are posting it on our abc7 news app and
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abc7news.com. we want to know what you think. so post your comments on social media with #dearbart. we might share it on the air. we are getting a better idea of what to expect in the first 100 days of president trump's administration. he gave his first interview as president to abc's david muir. among the topics covered, defunding 200 sanctuary cities across the u.s. like san francisco, oak, and san jose. he also dove into his claim that millions of people voted illegally even though there's no evidence of that. the two also talked about another campaign promise, reviving water boarding and other interrogation techniques. >> when isis is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval times, would i feel strongly about water boarding? as far as i'm concerned, we have to fight fire with fire. now, with that being said, i'm going with general mattis. i'm going with my secretary. i'm going to go with what they say. >> and then there's that other big issue t wall along the mexico border. president trump reinforced that
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mexico in some form will pay for it. house speaker paul ryan says congress is going to front the money and that is estimated to be feen between $8 billion to 14 dlds. local leaders and immigration advocates are coming together. they are vowing to protect citizens whether they are documented or not. they held a rally to denounce the president's threat to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, saying we have made too much progress to go back. >> thank god i am now a citizen, but i've suffered the fear that many in my community suffer now. >> it's going to lead to a lot of harassment, racial profiling, and american citizens are going to get harassed too as they did before. >> we have one tool that is more powerful than either congress or the president. and that is u.s. constitution. >> the mayor added the executive orders will not change how his city is policed.
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>> student board member. >> aye. >> thank you. motion passes. and there you see two school districts in santa rosa passing a resolution last night opposing betsy devos for u.s. education secretary. and this is becoming a national trend. critics of the conservative billionaire cite her lack of experience with public schools and her support of school vouchers and privatization. devos is going to be up for a confirmation vote by the senate later this month. happening today, a federal judge in san francisco is expected to hand down the sentence to pg&e for its role in the deadly 2010 san bruno pipeline explosion. a jury found the utility guilty of six felony counts, one for obstructing the investigation into the explosion. each count carries a $500,000 fine so the maximum pg&e would pay is $3 billion. eight people died in the blast. new this morning, incredible video out of washington. just north of seattle, a massive three alarm fire erupted last
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night at an apartment complex under construction in lynnwood. two firefighters suffered nonlife threatening injuries. surrounding buildings had to be evacuated and we still don't know what caused that fire. the army corps of engineers will start to study pacifica. abc7 news has documented the city's problems over the years and we know they include cliff erosion. that's what prompted the evacuation of the apartment complex there. pacifica pier has been damaged along with a section of the wall on beach boulevard. last month, a giant sinkhole opened up on a trail leading down to the beach so now it's up to the army corps of engineers to determine in any of the sites are of federal interest that could lead to the government paying for the majority of the repairs. happening today, contra costa county supervisors will meet today to ratify a state of emergency. this washed out road is just one example, flooding, mudslides, and sinkholes have caused an estimated $9 million in damage so far. that declaration will allow the
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county to apply for state and federal aid. crow canyon road in castro valley is open this morning but drivers can't help but wonder for how long. for the second time in just a week, a falling tree has closed this major artery for hours and this time, it trapped a woman inside her car. that woman is shaken, of course, but she's okay. a 100-foot-fall eucalyptus tree came crashing down last night on the northbound lanes just past cold water drive. that tree took power lines down with it, and it took an hour before pg&e could de-energize those lines. last friday, on the same stretch of road, another tree fell and caused some hurt. >> i think just because of all the rain that we've been having, i think that the trees and the root systems are not holding up as well as they should. >> traffic was backed up for quite a ways until the tree and the car were cleared off the road. crow canyon rose had closed several times this winter for storm-related clean-ups. the berkeley apartment
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building where six young people fell to their deaths has been quietly renamed. it used to be called library gardens. well, berkeley site is reporting that the complex is now known as the k street flats. the building has been repainted and the two balconies that once faced out to the street have been removed. in june 2015, five irish students and one from rohnert park were killed when a balcony they were celebrating on collapsed. the city of berkeley examined -- sorry, a city of berkeley examination determined that dry rot was the cause. happening today, uc regents are voting on a tuition increase for the first time in seven years. the approved, tuition would go up by $282 a year at all ten university of california campuses and that would bump tuition up to $11,502 a year. now, campus officials say financial aid would cover the extra costs for about two-thirds of all students. still, lieutenant governor gavin newsom says he's voting against
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it. >> we do a great job to protect those that are very low income but we do a terrible job providing resources for middle income families and that's who's going to bear this price. if we keep raising this to a point, we're going to make college unaffordable. >> uc president janet napolitano is urging the regents to approve that increase. we've seen a little bit of increase in our temperatures compared to yesterday thanks though to that storm that's offshore, brought us a blanket of clouds, anywhere from 1 to # degrees warmer but still dress for temperatures in the low to mid 40s in most neighborhoods, hayward and richmond, 45, along with berkeley, alameda's the warm spot. oakland at 46 degrees, 41 san carlos, san francisco, 46, santa rosa's one of the cool spots at 37, livermore, 39, and looked like san jose and los gatos about 40. roof camera, it is very quiet. the only activity out there right now, the lights on the bay
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bridge. public transportation, a little chilly at your stations this morning. otherwise, pretty good. poor if you're going to be at our beaches. dangerous surf through about 3:00 tomorrow morning and dry all day if you're commuting on the roads. here's a lock from our east bay hills camera. 54 to about 56 today. near 60 in the north bay norm. more of us join the 60s on saturday and even warmer weather than that in our accuweather 7 day forecast before our next chance of rain comes into play. several issues to get to. couple new crashes on westbound 80 not too far apart from each other. the first one as you're leaving hercules, westbound 80. collision blocking the far left lane. emergency crews are on the way but you're backed up past highway 4 at this point. also have a rollover crash, westbound 80 before gilman street. landed on its wheels on the right-hand shoulder. so far, not much of a backup. and taking you back to niles
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canyon road, we have another vehicle that went off the roadway and into alameda creek. first of all, though, it sounds like the driver made it out okay. he's actually the one who called chp to let them know about this, and he is now assisting the fire department in looking for his vehicle in the water. so, as soon as i have some more details, i will update you on that. we'll take a look at drive times coming up. the bay area reacts with fear and concern as president trump pushes forward on his agenda. next, the call to action a bay area congresswoman is urging for her constituents. lyft at your service. the california cities the ride the california cities the ride service is expanding to,
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that breaking news is in colorado right now. a coal train has derailed. this is in weld county about an hour and a half north of denver. at least 25 cars went off the tracks. some of them overturned, spilling their cargo. crews have arrived at the site. they are starting the clean-up right now. we're going to continue to monitor this situation and bring you updates as we see them come in. if you drove by the shell refinery in martinez last night and spotted flames, you weren't alone. firefighters say flaring at the facility could have been seen from highway 680. this video was shot around 9:30 last night and shows what appears to be steam or smoke
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rising. officials running the refinery tweeted out a message that fire training is happening until afternoon at 3:00 today and the flaring is all part of that. recovery efforts officially ended in italy early this morning. firefighters spent a week searching the rubble of an avalanche that crushed a hotel. it ended up killing 29 people. the hotel is in an isolated part of central italy. crews pulled out nine survivors in the first days of the rescue. political leaders acknowledge there were delays in the initial rescue effort. they say local authorities brushed off the first alarms of the avalanche. a local congresswoman is addressing concerns over the actions president trump has already taken and the many changes likely still to come. congresswoman jackie speier held the first of what's expected to be several town halls last nigh. she was in pacifica where many in attendance told us they are first-time activists. they are worried act everything from the environment to immigration. the congresswoman is urging everyone to call and e-mail the white house and learn and read
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more about rural america since it played such a key role in the election. >> i hope that i'm going to instill a sense of empowerment to you because this is -- our country has withstood terrible presidents, and we've survived. >> on the other hand, the rnc committee woman is applauding those who are becoming engaged but says she feels the us against them mentality will ultimately hurt california. happening today, lyft is expanding its operations to 40 new cities in the u.s., seven california cities are on that list, including chico and redding. the san francisco based company wants to add 100 new ziz cities by the end of the year and that would mean lyft would be in 300 cities across the country. liflt claims to reach about 55% of the u.s. population right now. let's get over to meteorologist mike nicco and just a few days, we have 60s to look forward to but we still have to get through today. >> yes, we do. today's kind of the transition day. a few sprinkles possible near the coast, we've got some thick fog in the north bay. especially around san rafael
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this morning. and then we'll see increasing s sunshine but it won't be able to warm this soggy ground. ing the about 1 or 2 degrees warmer than yesterday but you won't notice that. brighter and milder through the weekend. get that umbrella ready for wednesday. today, temperature about 54 in half moon bay, san francisco, richmond, vallejo, san mateo, livermore, antioch, and those are the cool spots. 56 in palo alto, san jose, and oakland for the warm spots. here's a look at that storm system. you can see it right near the coast all the way through the morning hours and then it just kind of retreats back to the west as high pressure starts to build over us and bring us that% sunny that's also going to clear us out tonight so it's going to be cooler tomorrow morning, low to mid 30s there, mid 30s to low 40s around the bay and out towards the coast. i wanted to show you the storm impact scale for wednesday. a light system, it's 1, rainfall, about 1/4 to 3/4 inch
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and not very breezy so i'm not expecting a lot of damage. before we get there, 60s at the bay saturday and then inland sunday and then the coast for our warmest day, monday. all right. let's send it over to alexis. what do you have? well, i've got a pretty packed bay bridge toll plaza but that is par for the course this time of day. we've had those metering lights flipped on since about 5:2824 morning so going ton 20 minutes. nothing unusual there. no blocking incidents. we do have a collision, i should say, westbound 80 just past pinole valley road. left lane, and traffic backing up quickly there, well past highway 4 and heading towards the bridge. so hopefully they'll get that pushed off to the side soon. westbound 80, crews are trying to clean up a rollover crash and part of that far right lane is blocked right now. it was initially off on the shoulder. and that was a rollover, like i mentioned. . sounded like it landed on its wheels but perhaps they're trying to get that loaded up on to the tow. westbound 580, tracy to dublin,
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48 minutes, dublin to mission boulevard and northbound 85 looking good in the south bay as well. what a career and what a lady. actress mary tyler moore being remembered this morning as a consummate professional who broke new ground playing independent women, both married and single. >> you know what? you've got spunk. >> well, yes. >> i hate spunk. >> her sitcom, "the mary tyler moore show" set new standards for tv excellence. moore also starred on screen on the dick van dyke show. flowers laid at her star on the hollywood walk of fame and in minnesota, a tribute paid at the statue of the classic pose from the show. the show. ♪ i just might make it after all ♪ >> administmoore died yesterday
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80 from cardiopulmonary arrest brought on by pneumonia. >> mary tyler moore's role touched so many people here in the bay area. people who grew up watching her show say that moore inspired them and it actually helped them become who they are today. >> she was a real model of a, quote, modern woman that stepped out from behind, you know, she wasn't married. she had her own career. >> as a young girl growing up, i remember watching that show and i remember, you know, the thing that struck me the most, viscerally, was her confidence and independence. >> well, mary tyler moore also spent many years raising awareness about type 1 diabetes. she was diagnosed with the disease at 33 years old and became an international chair of the juvenile diabetes research foundation. we posted this photo and tribute of mary tyler moore on our facebook page. we want you to share your memories of her, comment or share this post on your own page. and abc news just announced
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a special edition of 20/20 this week honoring mary tyler moore. it is called "mary tyler moore after all." it airs tomorrow night at 10:00 right here on abc7. it's true, we are in the middle of a big flu outbreak. coming up next, the intriguing link between the weather and the time you are most likely to catch the virus. also if you're looking for something fun to do in the bay area, how kalt is coming to your rescue. a really close call for a really close call for state troopers in
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caltrain says it's going to put the u in fun. it has a new website,
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gocaltrain. it lists upcoming events, sports games, festivals, farmers markets and also alerts you to places or events that offer a discount. if this sounds slightly familiar, it's because it's the high-tech upgrade to the quarterly print publication called "track the kwun" that offered passengers the same service. a quick programming note. this saturday on abc7, you can catch the warriors as they take on the l.a. clippers at oracle. coverage starts at 5:00 p.m. and it's followed by after the game with larry biel and mike shumen on abc7. let's talk about san jose. your average high is 60. today you're about 56 but tomorrow, 61 or i should say saturday 61. you can be in the mid to upper 60s sunday, monday, tuesday, and then back below average with that rain coming in wednesday and thursday. if you're going to be around san francisco for the lunar new year, 57 saturday, 58 sunday with lows in the low to mid 40s. and if you're going up to tahoe, oh my gosh, there's so much powder waiting for you. look at those temperatures. 50 by sunday.
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into monday and tuesday and then some light snow arrives wednesday. let's go to alexis for an update. well, to take you back to niles canyon road, that's where we have another vehicle off the roadway and into alameda creek and it sounds like from chp that this is really close to the location of the tragic collision, really similar circumstances here this weekend. the driver is out of the vehicle. he has been transported to the hospital. and they're calling for a couple tow trucks, they're saying that water is definitely deeper than it normally is and those currents are moving quickly too. so i'll stay on top of this here this morning. no reports of lane closures right now. good news in the novato area. we'll talk about that at 6:00. seems like almost everyone we know has been under the weather at least once this season and there is a new study that reveals when you are more likely to catch the flu. listen up. it turns out seasonal flu outbreaks first happen after a cold snap. granted, the study happened in sweden so cold for them means below zero, but they found over three years that the first cold
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spell was follow build a kick start to the flu epidemic about a week later. researchers say dry, cold air absorbs flu viruses better, say from a sneeze, for example. researchers say those weather conditions likely keep the droplets aloft longer and spreads them farther. the study is published in the journal of clinical have i rolling. muni riders have complained for weeks about the problems with the next bus system. why san francisco's board of supervisors would be getting involved. construction set to begin on the golden gate bridge suicide barrier and the work could mean barrier and the work could mean a big headache
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good morning, it is friday eve, thursday, january 26. i'm natasha zouves. >> i'm reggie aqui along with meteorologist mike nicco and traffic reporter alexis smith. jessica is off today. >> yes, she is. >> that was my dramatic way of
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saying that. >> we're all jealous. >> we are all jealous. >> actually, today's going to be a really nice day. >> it is? oh, good. >> if you want to play hooky, i give you permission. tomorrow's going to be an even better day. >> what's the boss's number? kidding. good morning, everybody. here's a look at live doppler 7. one sprinkle possible there on south clarmt street, delaware street, coming off the san mateo bridge if you're heading westbound you may run into sprinkle and up 92 as you head towards 280 and half moon bay. otherwise cloud cover keeping us pretty mild this morning compared to yesterday. temperatures in the upper 30s to mid 40s. we'll see increasing sunshine, low to mid 50s and we'll round out your planner. we'll have a couple of chances of rain coming up in the accuweather 7 day forecast and some 60s for highs. taking you back to novato. state route 37 has been closed all week, of course, due to flooding, but as of last night, they were able to get the eastbound side of the roadway back open between

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